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Interesting response (plus comments) to my “Hey Ya!” review
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Interesting response (plus comments) to my “Hey Ya!” review: I should make one thing clear though which is that I LIKE THE SONG! I was trying to describe it (and how I think it’s different), not dismiss it. “White” amazi[…]

GREAT NEWS FOR ALL OUR READERS!
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GREAT NEWS FOR ALL OUR READERS! Well, great in the longer term. Freaky Trigger is moving over the next few days – the URL for most stuff will stay the same but we will be being hosted by the marvellous and generous Steve M. On the plus side thi[…]

The shame of the (not-so) secret RI:SE fan
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The shame of the (not-so) secret RI:SE fan 1 day left… Everyone else
Oddly I never warmed to Dougie Anderson, RI:SE’s “other” presenter. Something about Dougie seems to suggest he’s about to break down and cry, plus his […]

Touching The Void is great,
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Touching The Void is great, if just for the loony British mountaineers doing the stiff upper lip thing. The choice o documentary with mock-ups works surprisingly well in the cinema. The visuals are sumptuous and no-one tells this story better than th[…]

Computer can spot a hit.
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Computer can spot a hit. This is nylpm heaven of course, the hours of fun we could have feeding tunes into this computer to see whether it was proven by science to be a hit or not. I like the way the whole thing works too, comparing tunes to previous[…]

Well done, Great British Public!
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Well done, Great British Public!
The Nation’s Favourite Xmas Food as revealed last night on BBC2 was possibly the least surprising top 11 (and it was only 11 to squeeze nut roast in, political correctness gone mad etc…) ever. When it com[…]

OUTKAST – “Hey Ya”
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OUTKAST – “Hey Ya”
I’m guessing you might have heard “Hey Ya” so I’ll skip the introductions. What “Hey Ya” does is re-introduce funk to nerdiness, to spazziness; and in particular to a specific k[…]

The shame of the (not-so) secret RI:SE fan
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The shame of the (not-so) secret RI:SE fan 2 days left… Zora Suleman
“Officially FunJunkie’s most popular referring search term”
“But when the axed Channel 4 programme comes to an end next week, newsreader Zora Suleman r[…]

The Pumpkin Publog Advent Calendar of Alcohol: 16-17% – Amontillado Sherry
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I love the idea of fortified wines. That someone felt that wine by itself was just not strong enough to be satisfying. Sherry is a perfect example of this, a Spanish drink certainly but also a very British one. In the 19th century when everyone was l[…]

KYLIE – ‘Slow’ vs. KELIS – ‘Milkshake’
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KYLIE – ‘Slow’ vs. KELIS – ‘Milkshake’
I’ve gotta say I’m pretty disappointed with that new Kylie single ‘Slow’ — it sounds like she’s trying too hard to be sexy. I like her bet[…]

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